Bad week for restos featured last month in our "Just Opened" series. Yesterday, A Brooklyn Life accused LES hotspot The Stanton Social of improper rounding (sliders are nothing special either, says A Hamburger Today). And today, cranky Franky savages Bryant Park Japanese newbie Koi in a no-star Times review, calling the fish fishy, the beef dreary and the service distracted. We know two is not really a trend, but if we were Bobby Flay, we'd be keeping a close eye on Bar Americain this week.
· Japanese Chic, With Volume Turned Up [NY Times]
· Trends in Nouveau Tipping: We Round Up [Curbed]